Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction following 2023 NFL Draft

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With the 2023 NFL Draft in the rearview, we have a better idea of what the Dallas Cowboys roster will look like when the season begins.

With the dust settled, let's dive in and predict which 53 players will be on the roster for Dallas when Week 1 comes.

Dallas Cowboys way-too-early 2023 roster prediction

Of course, injuries and free-agent signings could change things up but here's how things should stand as of now.

Quarterback (2):

Dak Prescott
Cooper Rush

Will Grier made a case for himself last season but in the end, Cooper Rush won out as the No. 2 quarterback for Dallas. Considering he led them to a 4-1 mark when Dak Prescott was injured, it's hard to see Grier being able to make the roster now that he was re-signed.

The one question left is if he can clear waivers and make it o the practice squad. If so, he would be a great energency option but I think the Cowboys will be willing to gamble with that.

As for Prescott, he hopes to silence some of the doubters this season. Despite the missed time, he led the NFL in picks last year and has to hope the addition of Brandin Cooks will help him tremendously.

Running Back (3):

Tony Pollard
Deuce Vaughn
Malik Davis

It feels weird not seeing Ezekiel Elliott on the depth chart but Dallas moved on in the offseason. Jerry Jones might not have moved on though, as he continues to talk about a reunion. Honestly, that would be a mistake. This offense is built for speed they have that in Tony Pollard and rookie Deuce Vaughn.

Being able to run between the tackles is important but Pollard is actually criminally underrated in this regard. Vaughn did it as well at Kansas State despite being just 5-foot-5.

Lastly, there's Malik Davis who was undrafted out of Florida last year. He ran the ball 38 times for 161 yards and proved he can get it done if needed. He's already good enough for them to move on from Ronald Jones as well.